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    You WIll Need To Reset Your Password!!!

    We just moved hosts on this system, and this has caused a few updates. One is the way we encode and store the encoded passwords.

    Your old passwords will NOT work. You will need to reset your password. This is normal. Just click on reset password from the log in screen. Should be smooth as silk to do...

    Sorry for the hassle.

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    Just lurking? Join the club, we'd love to have you in the Big Cartoon Forum! Sign up is easy- just enter your name and password.... or join using your Facebook account!

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    Other Side Of Maleficent

    I have been looking forward to Maleficent with equal amounts of anticipation and dread. On one hand, she is easily my favorite Disney villain, so cold and so pure, and I want desperately to see more of her and her back-story. On the other hand, she is easily my favorite Disney villain, and I would hate to see her parodied, taken lightly or ultimately destroyed in a film that does not understand this great character. The good news is that this film almost gets it right; but that is also the bad news.

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    BCDB Hits 150K Entries

    It took a while, but we are finally here! The Big Cartoon DataBase hit the milestone of 150,000 entries earlier today with the addition of the cartoon The Polish Language. This film was added to BCDB on May 9th, 2014 at 4:23 PM.

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    Warner Brings Back Animated Stone-Age Family

    Funnyman Will Ferrell and partner Adam McKay are working on bringing back everyone’s favorite stone-age family. The duo’s production company Gary Sanchez Productions is in development on a new Flintstones animated feature.

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    Disney To Feast In France

    The follow up to Disney’s 2013 Academy Award Winning short Paperman has been announced, and it will premiere at France’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Titled The Feast, the short looks to be based on the same stylized CG techniques used on last years Paperman, a more natural and hand-drawn look to computer animation.

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    Renegades of Animation: Pat Sullivan

    Pat Sullivan became famous worldwide for his creation of Felix the Cat. What most animation histories gloss over is Sullivan’s checkered past and longtime standing as a wildcat renegade. He didn’t follow the rules. And he made damn sure to fully protect his intellectual properties.


Discussion in 'Other / Multiple Studios' started by Dave Koch, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. oneuglybunny

    oneuglybunny Moderator Staff Member Forum Member

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    Posted on 28 April 2004 at 17:31 by Doodle

    If anyone of you have heard of Raymond Briggs (writer and illustrator of The Snowman and Father Christmas and The Bear, among countless others), you must surely include either "When the wind Blows" or "Grampa."

    "When the Wind Blows" is a very disturbing, harrowing and grim tale of an old couple almost blissfully unaware of the effects a nuclear bomb can do when it has gone off only a few miles away. What starts out as funny slowly ebbs away at the humor until the images themselves become more grim and dark. Possibly more shocking than saddening, but well worth a look. Also available in comic strip form.

    "Grampa" is even worse! Simple memories about a Grampa's youth and life are retold to his grand-daughter. It's beautiful. So why on earth does he die at the end? Why? A wonderful tale is suddenly changed into a weep-fest.


    Posted on 28 April 2004 at 19:01 by missbunny

    This particular cartoon is from the WW2 era, I think. It opens with a wintry, Christmas Eve scene with a warm little house in the snow. Inside the house we see Grandma and Grandpa mouse rocking these two baby mice by the fireplace in this walnut shell. They start talking about the war and then it goes into a flashback of all of its horrors. Then the closing scene has the grandparent mice commenting on how they hope the baby mice never have to see that. I only saw this once 12 years ago, and I still get a big lump in my throat talking about it!

    > addendum by eminovitz =

    Sounds a lot like Peace on Earth (MGM, 1939), which featured two squirrel children and a grandfather squirrel.
    It was the only cartoon ever nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.<

  2. MrCleveland

    MrCleveland Inbetweener Forum Member New Member

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    I want to bump this because I found two cartoons that nearly made me cry...

    "She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown" when Woodstock whistled ,"O Mio Babbino Caro" by Puccini. That won her the trophy despite having the audio cassette break on the.

    The other is in "Garfield and his Nine Lives" the 6th life, "Diana's Piano" is a little dramatic and Diana dies on the piano in the end.
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